The Ultimate Honeymoon at Home - Hell Bay & The Scarlet
29 Jan 2013
The ultimate honeymoon at home
Take a honeymoon or mini-moon at home with one of these Cornish locations
With some many romantic hotels on the doorstep there really is no excuse not to honeymoon at home. Why not take advantage of the great transport links and split your time between two hotels; Hell Bay and The Scarlet, both equally as stunning but offering very different experiences.
Start off with a couple of nights at the eco-savvy yet super sexy Scarlet Hotel, perched on the cliffs of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall. A grown-up only sanctuary with chic bedrooms, Ayurvedic Spa, cliff-top Hot Tubs and incredible sea-facing restaurant – it’s the perfect tonic to start married life.
For a mini-moon of 3 nights newly-weds will enjoy candlelit dinners, breakfast served in bed, a Rhassoul to share, wood-fired hot tub outdoors with bottle of fizz, plus stress-diffusing yoga sessions.
After a few days recharging from the nuptial excitement head to the nearby Newquay Airport and take the 16 seater plane, an experience in itself, flying low altitude means the islands and crystal clear waters below can be seen clearly from the windows.
The handsome Hell Bay hotel sits on the edge of the Atlantic on the rugged and wildly romantic island of Bryher – the smallest community in the Isles of Scilly. Reached only by boat, it’s idyllically remote and the ideal honeymoon haven for any newly-wed couple. The 3 night honeymoon package starts in style with champagne on arrival and fresh flowers in the guest suites.
Each evening a 3-course feast awaits in the award winning restaurant with a fresh lobster dinner on one evening caught by local fishermen – enjoy al fresco on sun-drenched terraces, to the sound of the sea for the ultimate romantic experience.
The package includes a ½ day boat hire so couples can spend an afternoon alone stopping at peaceful beaches for some real ‘get away from it all’ solitude.
The Scarlet: Book 3 nights, from £913 per couple, on a 3-course dinner, bed and breakfast rate with Rhassoul experience for two, log-fired hot tub and bottle of house champagne. Book on: 01637 861 800; www.scarlethotel.co.uk
Hell Bay: Book 3 nights, from £700 per person including: 3 nights’ Suite accommodation in one of the suites, breakfast and 3-course dinner each day (including special fresh lobster dinner). Champagne on arrival, fresh flowers in the room, ½ day boat hire plus return flights from Newquay and boat transfers. Book on: 01720 422947; www.hellbay.co.uk